SINGAPORE - A 41-year-old construction worker died after his neck was pierced by a reinforcing bar in an accident at a work site in Jalan Sultan on Monday night (Feb 5).
A spokesman for the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) told The Straits Times on Tuesday that they were alerted to the fatal accident at the Citygate development at 371 Beach Road on Monday.
"A worker, who was carrying out concreting works at a building under construction, was found with his neck pierced by a rebar (or reinforcing bar)," said the spokesman. "He was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene."
All concreting works within the worksite have been stopped and MOM is currently investigating the incident.
The police told The Straits Times that they were alerted to an industrial accident at a construction site in Minto Road at 8.55pm.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it received a call for assistance at 9pm and immediately dispatched its vehicles to the location.
"A 41-year-old man was found motionless and was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. Police are investigating the unnatural death," said the police spokesman.
ST understands that he was a Chinese national.
When ST arrived at the scene at about 11pm, there were two ambulances, three police cars and a fire engine at the scene near Sultan Plaza, which is next to Golden Mile Food Centre.
A security guard at the work site told ST that a worker had been injured by a steel bar that injured his neck. There was no collapse, he added.
According to a sign at the site, the development is a 30-storey commercial mixed development by Bayfront Ventures with commercial spaces and a residential tower. The occupier is Woh Hup.